Feb 222019
 

All the Devil’s Men is actually not terrible. But it’s not very good either, though maybe in the hands of more experienced filmmakers, might have made for a passable, if not forgettable, spy-thriller.

 

 

All the Devil’s Men
(2019)

Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Lionsgate | R – 100 min. – $21.99 | February 5, 2019

Date Published: 02/22/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Matthew Pope
Writer(s): Matthew Pope (written by)
Cast: Milo Gibson, Sylvia Hoeks, Gbenga Akinnagbe, William Fichtner
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 24.83 GB
Total Bitrate: 28.92 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 2.25/5


Synopsis: The plot revolves around Jack Collins (MILO GIBSON), a covert CIA agent whose latest assignment finds him teaming up with his mentor (WILLIAM FICHTNER), to track down a terrorist McKnight (ELLIOT COWAN) who is set on selling weapons on the black market. Collins goes up against a former contact named Dreighton (JOSEPH MILLSON) from Afghanistan, hired to protect McKnight. Complicating matters is his CIA handler Leigh (SYLVIA HOEKS) who has a personal history with McKnight and is willing to sacrifice anyone to get him.

Quick Hit Review: Milo Gibson is just the latest of many actors who follow in their parents’ footsteps, marking his debut in 2006’s Hacksaw Ridge directed by his father, Mel Gibson. Now Milo gets the reigns of his own feature film, All the Devil’s Men, a spy-thriller that had potential but failed at nearly every turn, primarily with a half-baked script with some poor dialogue and subpar or pedestrian direction, both by Matthew Pope, with this being his third film.

The acting is okay, I guess. Milo Gibson certainly has his father’s looks though I’m not quite sure he has the charm or charisma, at least in his pop’s younger years. But that said, considering he’s straddled with a pretty bad script, I might have to give him a pass and see him in something else. By comparison, he’s probably along the lines of Scott Eastwood, someone who hasn’t terribly impressed when in a lead role. The others were fine, though I did enjoy Gbenga Akinnagbe while veteran actor William Fichtner was sadly underutilized.

With that being said, All the Devil’s Men did at least had a few decent scenes and while Gibson didn’t have much to work with, he did show a minor amount of charisma that made the film entertaining, though this is at best a borderline rental.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover, inside of which is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The only feature included is Working in the Shadows (8:04) making-of and behind-the-scenes featurette.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Lionsgate releases All the Devil’s Men presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture looks fairly good as any new release would, detail is decent enough and colors are bright throughout.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The movie includes your basic but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which provides for clear dialogue levels via the center channel. On the downside the depth is on the limited side of things where the action sequences lacked a punch.

 


OVERALL – 2.25/5


All the Devil’s Men is actually not terrible. But it’s not very good either, though maybe in the hands of more experienced filmmakers, might have made for a passable, if not forgettable, spy-thriller, a second-rate Bourne film if you will (though Jason Bourne was also a second-rate Bourne film…). It might be worth a rental but even then I’d cautioned against it. The Blu-ray release has good video/audio transfers but the sole featurette wasn’t anything special.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

Please follow and like us:
error

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.